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Congressmen: Dems must evaluate party’s pro-choice stance BY KATIE ROUSH

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A GREEN PARTY A rainy Monday on Earth didn’t keep the environmentally minded Brown student from celebrating Earth Day.Students passing the Main Green were invited to jot down eco-friendly “personal resolutions” on green pieces of paper.

Once soldiers, 3 Israelis now watch from afar BY DANIEL GORFINE

Though most Americans are accustomed to observing events in the Middle East from afar, at least three Brown students have military experience that affords them a closer perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As former Israeli soldiers, Yaniv Gelnik ’03, Ran Nussbacher ’02 and Ika ’04, who identified herself only by her first name, said recent violence and their experience as military personnel have shaped their view of the conflict. Given the current crisis and the Palestinian tactics Israel faces, it is now easier to support Israeli military action and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, they said. “I never supported Sharon historically, but even as a left-winger my frustration leads me not to criticize without an alternative” course of action, Gelnik said. Gelnik used to work with an Israeli organization called “Peace Now,” which sought to “make peace as soon as possible because it’s in the best interest of Israel,” he said. But he added that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak “was elected to bring peace” by the Israeli people, and that he in turn offered Yasser Arafat and the Palestinians “97 percent of the original land” in question at Camp David in 2000. “It was the best offer they were ever going to get,” Gelnik said, “and Arafat is the reason Sharon was elected.” Nussbacher said he has “mixed feelings” about Sharon but that “something had to be done at this point in time and that the military operation was probably the right thing to do.” “However, there has been unnecessary destruction of infrastructure and life,” he said. Nussbacher blamed the current crisis on “the failure of the Palestinians under Arafat to build the infrastructure needed for a normal society — instead of using money for Arafat’s own army and palace — and on the failure of Israel to provide the Palestinians with hope for peace.” “Sharon is not so much the issue as is the security of the people of Israel,” Ika said. “This operation had to be done to maintain some kind of safety level for Israelis who had become afraid to even leave their homes.”

The National Democratic Party’s unwavering pro-choice position could alienate a vital core of the party’s supporters, two pro-life Democrats said in a Monday night lecture. The discussion featured U.S. Reps. David Carlin, D-R.I., and Catherine Graziano, D-R.I., both members of Democrats for Life of America, an organization of pro-life Democrats. Carlin said the purpose of the talk was not to make an argument for the pro-life position. He focused instead on the political consequences that the NDP could face if it continues to “alienate democratic voters by their intolerance of pro-life opinions.” He said the NDP is “insulting” the opinions of many of its pro-life constituents, including Catholics, by silencing pro-life Democrats. The Republican Party, in comparison, despite its close ties to the pro-life movement, is more tolerant of dissenting pro-choice views, Carlin and Graziano said. They expressed concern that such intolerance would undermine the NDP’s strength, making it the United States’ “secondary political party” in the future. Carlin attributed the growing Republican base in the United States to the NDP’s rigidity on the pro-choice issue. He said if this trend continues, eventually the Democratic Party will lose the core of its voting constituency. As a remedy, the NDP needs to allow different viewpoints within the party, Carlin said. Dana DeBoeuf, a lobbyist for Rhode Island Right to Life, said Rhode Island is an unusual state in terms of the high number of Democrats supporting the pro-life stance. Graziano added that in the Rhode Island Legislature, which is largely Democratic, bills such as the “Safe Haven

“The world didn’t care too much when Israelis were being killed,” she said, adding, “no one interviewed me when I was worried about my family living in Jerusalem.” Ika said the purpose of Israel’s operation is to “collect ammunition and destroy the infrastructure of terror organizations.” She cited data from the Israeli military showing that over 4,000 rifles, 30 kilograms of explosives, 13 mortar bombs and chemical and intelligence materials have been collected in Operation Defensive Shield. “When Arafat finally takes off his military uniform maybe it will be a symbol that he is no longer a man of war but instead a man of peace,” Ika said. She spoke of a Palestinian friend living in Bethlehem, who in a recent conversation said many of the Palestinians wish to live like Israelis but cannot in such a backward society where their leader behaves like a king and pays little attention to the people. She also refuted allegations of a massacre in Jenin, saying that Israel could have completed the mission with its airforce but used a ground operation that killed 29 Israelis in order to limit the number of Palestinian civilian casualties. Gelnik added that his friends now serving in the military are “being very careful” in all their operations and have the proper democratic mechanisms to make “inquiries into Jenin.” Nussbacher said he is “not surprised” by the U.S. position on Israel’s military operation and has “no illusions about the hypocrisy of the United States.” “I understand the lip service is for their own interests, but in practice the U.S. did not apply a lot of pressure, only words,” he added. Gelnik said he is “critical of campus voices at Brown where many actions serve no educational purpose, do not create dialogue and instead sensationalize the issue.” “I am annoyed by people at Brown who put signs up for the sake of putting signs up with no thinking or educa-

In an open panel Monday, six former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks painted a realistic picture of a clerk’s influence at the top level of the U.S. judicial branch for the students in Professor Edward Beiser’s “PS116: Politics of the Legal System.” The clerks, Sarah Cleveland ’87, James Forman Jr. ’88, Jonathan Levitsky ’90, Craig Primis ’91, Jonathan Sallet ’74 and Robert Shanks ’72, all former students of Beiser, spoke about law clerks’ role in the running of the Supreme Court. Sallet, who was a clerk for Justice Lewis Powell, said many clerks feel they have more power in the court than they actually do. He compared the law clerks to the characters in Tom Stoppard’s play, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” in which two minor characters mistakenly believe the plot revolves around their lives. Sallet said the role of a law clerk is to give advice to the justice he or she works for, but that the ultimate decisionmaking process belongs to the justice. The panelists agreed that law clerks do have power in two areas of the court. Clerks screen the petitions to the court, which gives them some power over which cases the court hears. Clerks also write the opinions of the court, and are able to voice their own opinion through the language that they use in writing. Primis, a clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, described

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Clerks have little influence over Supreme Court justices, alumni assistants report BY CAROLINE RUMMEL

I N S I D E T U E S D AY, A P R I L 2 3 , 2 0 0 2 Reaves, ACUP discuss University-owned buildings and space solutions page 3

In last meeting of academic year, UCS ties up loose ends, prepares for elections page 3

TO D AY ’ S F O R E C A S T Incidents of car damage, theft top BUPS crime report for April 4 to April 17 page 3

Alex Schulman ’03 says the United States must be consistent in its foreign policy decisions column,page 11

Men’s baseball takes out Dartmouth, awaits showdown with Harvard for first place page 12

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CALENDAR OPEN FORUM — To provide input into the review of police and security operations with the Bratton Group. Salomon 101, 3:30 p.m. OPEN OFFICE HOURS — With President Ruth Simmons. Office of the President. 4 p.m. LECTURE — “Emerging Markets Spreads: Then and Now,” Paolo Maura, IMF. Robinson Hall 301, 4 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION — “Queer Professor Panel,” Arnold Lounge. 7 p.m. LECTURE — “Lost in the Desert of the Real: Catastrophe, Digitization, Epistemology,” John Arceci ’02. Smith-Buonano 106, 7 p.m.

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FILM — ”Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity,” Salomon 101, 7 p.m. LECTURE — “Israel and the Palestinians: Where do we go from here?” Nimrod Barkan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Carmichael Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. LECTURE — “Letters from Ancient Egypt,” Barbara Lesko. In conjunction with the final juding of the Stillwell Prize. John Carter Brown Library, 8 p.m. CONCERT— Brown University Javanese Music Ensemble. Grant Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

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Vehicle damage tops crime report, April 4 to 17

In last meeting before elections, UCS reflects on year’s activity



BUPS reported a spate of broken car windows in addition to thefts and larcenies between April 4 and 17. A wave of vehicle damage spread across the campus last week at various locations. No evidence of the suspects has been found. Between 4 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. on April 8, graffiti was sprayed on the passenger side window of a Brown van parked in lot 32, on Angell Street. On April 6, a man parked his van in Lot 2 in front of the Pizzatola Sports Center at around 1:20 p.m. When he came back to his vehicle about a halfhour later, the top of the windshield was cracked. On April 11, a woman parked her vehicle at the president’s house at about 10 a.m. When she returned at 4 p.m. the same day, her passenger window was smashed. Nothing was missing from the vehicle. On April 15 at about 3 p.m. a man parked his vehicle at Lot 87 near Smith Swim Center. When he returned the next day, his driver side window was damaged. Between midnight and 6 a.m. on April 6, a student’s dorm room was broken

At the last Undergraduate Council of Students meeting of the year, representatives focused on the council’s performance this academic year. UCS President Rodrick Echols ’03 opened the floor to a general discussion of the council’s activities over the past year. All members indicated that UCS had become much more organized, open and efficient over the past year. There is still a great deal of room left for improvement, though, some members said. Admissions and Student Services Committee Chair Nikhil Laud ’03 said steps need to be taken to ensure that all students’ voices are heard and fairly represented. But the past year was celebrated as one of the better years that UCS has seen. “We have been a truly active council that has been very strong and vocal in representing student needs, and we have done a lot,” said Corporation Liaison Tarek Khanachet ’03. “We’ve worked hard to have demonstrable results and I think we have set a new standard for student government on campus,” Khanachet said. Anticipating the upcoming power shift within the council, UCS Vice President Tali Wenger ’02 confirmed that elections for positions in the next UCS administra-

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tion will take place April 29 and 30. With no outreach speaker present, the evening’s formal discussion of campus affairs took the form of committee updates. Rajiv Aggarwal ’05 informed the council of his recent project in the Office of Admission. The goal, Aggarwal said, is “to come up with a list of one hundred high schools that are frequently overlooked because of their socioeconomic conditions.” The Office of Admissions would make a commitment to the identified schools for the next three to four years, offering advice to college guidance counselors and making Brown a realistic option for underprivileged students. Student Activities Committee Chair Gaurab Basu ’04 handled the vote to disband ten student groups that had not registered in the last four semesters. The council voted in favor of deconstituting the groups, including Operation Smile, the Ping-pong Club and the Backgammon Club. Activity groups must register every semester, Basu said. Herald staff writer Emir Senturk ’05 covers the Undergraduate Council of Students. He can be reached at

Reaves: Capital planning “in flux” BY VINAY GANTI

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Donald Reaves spoke to the Advisory Committee on University Planning Monday about capital planning and Brown’s future building and development needs. “If there’s any set of activities in Brown that are in flux, it’s the capital planning,” said Reaves, who sits on ACUP. He said the University’s building projects have been classified as current, planned or future and that future projects are the “least carved in stone.” Certain capital projects must be undertaken to satisfy the space requirements needed to carry out President Ruth Simmons’ Proposal for Academic Enrichment, Reaves said. The president’s proposal calls for an additional 100 faculty to be added over the next five years, creating the need for additional academic and office space. New projects like the Watson Institute for International Studies, the English Department building and the planned Life Sciences buildings will free up space, Reaves said. Newly consolidated departments, like International Relations and English, left behind multiple buildings that will be reoccupied in the next academic year. The University purchases buildings in see ACUP, page 6


Clerks continued from page 1 the interactions of the justices and their clerks as “nine little law firms,” with the clerks serving as their justice’s ambassador to the rest of the court. Cleveland, a clerk for former Justice Harry Blackmun, also said that clerks spend “a huge amount of time communicating with other clerks.” Though the justices did not interact as much, the level of camaraderie between them surprised her, she said. “They don’t exactly hang out and party together, but they don’t do much of that anyway,” Cleveland said. Cleveland cited the need for votes in future cases as a reason why the justices do not alienate each other when they do not agree in current cases. Primis, a clerk during Thomas’ fifth year, said “the opportunity to sit down with a justice and work through his reasoning” was the most fun part of his experience. He said justices have a harder time reaching their decisions than people think. Questions from the audience focused on the role of public opinion in shaping the court’s decisions and the clerks’ reac-

tions to the 2000 electoral dispute between President George Bush and presidential candidate Al Gore. Levitsky, who was a clerk for Justice John Stevens, said the justices face a handful of cases with enormous public interest, like the presidential dispute. He said that although the justices have to think about public opinion, they do not discuss its effects with their clerks. Cleveland said she was not surprised by the presidential decision, but that it was an unusual situation for the court to be in. She said it was a time when the court acted to exercise its power, not to follow the law. Sallet said the decision represented the only time he was very upset with the court. He disagreed with Justice Scalia’s opinion that the decision was made to maintain democratic stability. Referring to the possibility of the court questioning the methods of fact finding used in cases, Primis said the court does not question fact finding because trial courts are more competent at finding this information and because participants in the legal system know that the facts are found in the lower courts. Herald staff writer Caroline Rummel ’04 can be reached at

Crime continued from page 3 into. When the student left his dorm room at midnight, his stereo was on and his door locked. When he came back into the room, the stereo had been turned off by an unknown suspect. Nothing was missing from the room, but the door lock was damaged. Between April 5 and 10, a man’s purple IMac computer was taken from his desk in Churchill House. It was worth about $3,000. On April 11 a Poland House resident’s mini cassette recorder was taken from her room. She reported that she left her door unlocked when she went to visit a friend down the hall. When she came back, the recorder was gone. A cellular phone was taken from a woman’s office in the Geo-Chem building sometime after 12:55 p.m. on April 3. It was valued at about $170. A woman’s wallet was taken from her office in the Geo-Chem building while the door was left unlocked on April 3. On April 2 a man secured his Brown University drum set and high hat cymbals in the storage closet in Fultan Hall at about 7:45 p.m. When he returned on

April 5, the cymbals were missing. There were no signs of forced entry, and it is possible that the cymbals were borrowed by a visiting fellow, BUPS reported. A Brown electrician reported that between April 6 and 7, equipment was taken from Leung Gallery. The equipment included an amplifier and microphone cord and was valued at $565. A laptop computer was taken from an open lab room at the Bio-Med center on April 10 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. It was valued at about $1,300. On April 15 at about 3:20 p.m., a man’s wallet was taken from his office at the Rock. The complainant noticed a man leaving his office, then checked his coat pockets and realized his wallet was missing. He followed the man he had seen leave his office to ask for it back. The suspect eventually threw down the wallet and ran away. A credit card was missing from it. The man was about 30 years old and weighed about 155 pounds. He was about 5’10’’, unshaven and wore a white T-shirt and baggy pants. Herald staff writer Austin Head-Jones ’05 covers crime. She can be reached at



After tough loss to Yale, women’s lax rebounds to play Penn close BY MIRANDA TURNER

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Star shortstop Melissa Brown prepares to turn a double play. Brown is batting .240 with 4 doubles, 4 RBIs and a stolen base.

Softball sweeps Penn, falls to league champion Princeton BY KATHY BABCOCK

The fighting Quakers didn’t put up much of a fight last Saturday as Brown softball swept the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) 5-4 and 11-4. The Bears were on the road the entire weekend facing Penn Saturday and Princeton on Sunday. The Bears dropped two to the Ivy League Champion Tigers 10-3 and 6-1. “I was just trying to hit the ball hard,” said Laura Leonetti ’04, “I think it was a pretty good team effort against Penn.” Brown got on the boards in the first game in the third inning. With runners on first and third, Uchenna Omokaro ’05 doubled to left bringing in Leonetti and Candace Toth ’05 to give Brown the 2-0 lead. Bruno came out swinging again in the fourth, when Lauren Wong ’03 tripled scoring Cara Howe ’03. Marissa Berkes ’05 made it to first on an error

that scored Wong, and Berkes then reached the plate on a single from Maggie Haskins ’04. The Quakers rallied in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four runs to bring the score to 5-4. Brown managed to hang onto the game in the seventh when shortstop Melissa Brown ’04 threw out three batters at first. Berkes was the winning pitcher and Nicole Borgstadt took the loss. In the second game, Bruno jumped on Penn offensively, tallying 11 runs. Howe had a great day at the plate going 3-for-3 with a home run. Leonetti scored the first run of the game when the catcher made an error. Then Brown hit a sacrifice fly to send Omokaro home. The Bears had Penn’s number in the see SOFTBALL, page 6

The women’s laxers dropped two important Ivy matches in the past week to leave them at a disappointing 1-4 in the League. Last Wednesday, the Bears fell to Yale in a blowout, 22-10, and could not come back against the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, losing 14-9. Saturday, the Bears kept the score close for most of the game on the strength of four goals by Christine Anneberg ’04. Brown traded goals with Penn for much of the first half until Penn closed the period with three unanswered scores. Brown came out strong in the second half as Anneberg netted her third goal only 50 seconds into the half on an assist by Jocelyn Moore ’03. Penn responded slightly over a minute later with two goals only 16 seconds apart. Anneberg scored again and Bekah Rottenberg ’03 found the back of the net for the second time in the match, but the Bears were unable to contain the Penn offense. Penn ran off another three-goal streak near the end of the game to close things out. Niki Caggiano ’02 had 13 saves on 33 shot attempts. “We really played with Penn,” Anneberg said after the disappointing loss. “We got a more settled attack going, but it wasn’t quite enough.” Against eighth-ranked Yale on Wednesday, the game was not nearly as close. Brown started strong as Rottenberg scored the game’s first goal only 37 seconds in. However, Yale responded with a string of 12 goals over the next 18 minutes, interrupted only once by a Brown score, and never looked back. “Yale was a rough day,” Anneberg said. “We couldn’t get on board with them. Our defense wasn’t as fluid and we couldn’t get our attack working the way we wanted. We were running in circles with ourselves.” Yale led 14-4 at halftime and added two

quick goals at the start of the second half. Scores by Anneberg and Moore brought the Bears within 10 with 20 minutes to play, but Yale answered with three straight goals and Bruno could not get any closer. Moore and Anneberg led the team with three goals apiece and Meredith Goodell ’04 added two of her own. Moore was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll this week for her play in the two matches. Caggiano had nine saves in 45 minutes of work. Brown has been out-shot by large margins in the last three games, a product of both the defense and the skill of the opposing offenses. “Our defense has been doing really well against some tough teams but it wasn’t as strong against Yale,” Anneberg said. Injuries to Jen Bosich ’02 and Maggie Connolly ’03 have also caused problems. “Jen is coming back quickly, but Maggie couldn’t play against Penn and we really missed her voice back there,” Anneberg said. Anneberg hopes Connolly will return as the Bears next face Boston University on Wednesday, followed by Princeton on Friday. Princeton is currently the number one team in the nation and Anneberg is excited for the challenge. “We play up to the good teams, like against Cornell,” she said. “It should be a great game.” The Bears have three games left in their season, Boston University, Princeton, and a rain-date against Harvard. “We’re focusing on ourselves right now,” Anneberg said about the rest of her team’s season. “We want to play some Brown lacrosse, the way we know how.” Sports staff writer Miranda Turner ’02 covers women’s lacrosse. She can be reached at


ACUP continued from page 3 order to “mothball” space and leaves the buildings vacant until they are needed for a specific use, Reaves said. This summer 140,000 square feet of space will be renovated to accommodate the first two waves of new faculty in Simmons’ plan. He said Minden Hall is a good example of “mothballing.” Brown leased the building to Johnson and Wales this year but is using it next year for undergraduate housing. Minden Hall will be ren-

Salt continued from page 12 even average double digits leaving left and right – players who supposedly have an upside, but little to no idea when that upside will show itself. Many of these players will end up not reaching their potential and dropping out of the league and end up selling real estate in Tennessee. I call this the “Heath Shuler

ovated this summer, Reaves said, but the University has yet to decide whether the hall will be used permanently for undergraduate housing. The University has also discussed a new parking garage, Reaves said. “We’ve begun to seriously consider some options,” he said. One problem is the “NIMBY,” or “not in my backyard” issue, Reaves said. Many citizens in the neighboring community do not want a garage built near them. Dean of the College Paul Armstrong discussed the shortage of lab space for new and present faculty.

Reaves said finding laboratory space is significantly more difficult than finding office spaces. Barus and Holley is running out of sufficient space for the many experiments that performed in the building, he said. Other plans include an initial transfer of 300,000 books from the Rock and SciLi to a building located on 10 Park Lane in Providence in order to alleviate space constraints, Reaves said. Brown currently rents space in the Harvard Book Depository, he said. The storage building “should accommodate the needs of the library for the next twenty years,”

Reaves said. Reaves said this building will not be a permanent solution, and stressed that while other larger scale plans to renovate the libraries have been discussed, they will not happen immediately. He said both libraries need massive overhauls in the future. Richard Spies, executive vice president for planning, said that while this new storage option is only an incremental improvement, “it’s a big increment.”

Principle.” College kids come into the NBA unpolished and unable to compete with professional players on a nightly basis. Some of them can’t even compete with college players. Athletes such as Jamal Sampson of California who averaged 6.7 points a game and 6.5 rebounds a game actually think they’re ready for the NBA! As a result, people like Jamal have to sit on the bench for a few seasons and watch other people play. These guys may

argue that they’re learning and making money, but people should respond that they could be in college being a star and actually playing. Ask Juan Dixon or Shane Battier whether they would rather have left school early or stayed for their senior year. I know the answer already. So once again, the NBA will be inundated with raw players who will save the team on its laundry bill, because they’ll never actually get their jerseys

dirty. You’ll see players like Jared Jeffries and Chris Wilcox struggle mightily next year, while more polished players like Jason Williams and Drew Gooden will thrive. I just hope those players will take a second to think how they could be leading a team to March Madness instead of being a high-priced cheerleader. I know I will be thinking that as I sit on the bench longing for my past intramural glory.

Herald staff writer Vinay Ganti ’05 covers ACUP. He can be reached at

Softball continued from page 5 fourth inning, scoring six runs and batting through the order. Coming up to the plate with the bases loaded, Leonetti doubled to bring in Angie Galt ’04 and Haskins. Then Erin Durlesser ’03 touched home on a sacrifice fly from Julia Iudicello ’02. Leonetti later scored on an error by the center fielder and Brown reached first and Galt hit an RBI single to right scoring Omokaro and Brown for the last two runs of the inning, bringing the score to 8-0. However the Bears offense didn’t rest on its laurels. Durlesser led off the fifth with a home run to left center. Penn responded by scoring four in the bottom of the inning, shortening Brown’s lead to 9-4. In the top of the sixth, Howe jacked one for a lead-off home run. With Brown at second, Galt hit a single which brought in Brown making the score 11-4. The Bears traveled to New Jersey the next day to face Princeton, where they did not fare as well. The Tigers had an extra incentive, because they had to win both games to capture an Ivy title. The Tigers posted two runs in the second and four in the fourth innings. Brown rallied in the fifth, scoring three runs to bring the score to 6-3. However, the Tigers added three runs in the bottom of the inning to increase their lead to 10-3, which was ultimately the final score. In the second game, Bruno took a 1-0 lead in the first when Leonetti led off with a double and scored off a ball from Iudicello. Princeton didn’t respond until the third. Pitcher Finley hit a home run with Kim Veenstra on base to take the lead 2-1. In the bottom of the fifth, the first batter, Kristin Del Calvo, doubled down the right field line. Veenstra then made it to first on an error by the second baseman. Becky Nemec walked to load the bases, and the Tigers looked to the next batter, Finley, for a big hit and she did not disappoint. Finley hit a shot out of the park in left. The final score was 6-1, and Finley was not only the winning pitcher, but got every RBI in the second game. Durlesser got the loss for the Bears. “The Princeton team was very good, they outplayed us Sunday. They have dominating pitching and they all hit the ball,” Leonetti said. “We made a few mistakes and they capitalized on those. The second game we played much better defensively, but once again they hit the ball really well.” Brown is now 4-8 in the Ivy League and 11-19 overall. The Bears are not through with their regular season as they play at home Wednesday against Rhode Island. They finish Ivy League competition next weekend at home against Yale. “I think the other teams play more games and I feel like we had a short season and we’re just now all coming together,” Leonetti said. “But I think in the next couple of years our program is really going to be strong with our new coaches and the new level of respect and pride for our program. I think we’re going to continue to move forward and build on this year.” Sports staff writer Kathy Babcock ’05 covers softball. She can be reached at


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race. Co-Captain Mary Hale ’02 also came away with a first-place finish in the 1500meters with a time of 4:32.02. Angie Morey ’02 finished right behind her in 4:40.69. Jaylon White ’05 ran strong in the 200 finishing in 25.09, which earned her a second place finish. She was closely followed by teammate Lauren Linder ’04 in 25.41. Ayanna Andrew ’02 stepped away from her regular race, the 100-high hurdles to run the longer 400-hurdles and also came in second with a 1:03.33. Caroline Staudt ’04 finished second in the 5000-meters with a time of 18:42.34. It was only her third race back after being out with an injury. Kim Fogarty ’03 leaped a huge personal record 19’01 25 mark in the long jump to finish third. The jump is third all time on the Brown top-10 list. Coach Anne Rothenberg was not surprised with Fogarty’s performance. “(Fogarty’s) had some big jumps that have been (disqualified) because of small fouls,” Rothenberg said. “She finally put one on the board.” Katie Rowinski ’04 earned third place finishes in both the 100-high hurdles and high jump. Her 15.02 time and 5’01 25 mark go along with her consistency in meets for the team this season. Rowinski should be a top-eight competitor in both events at the Heptagonal Championships according to Rothenberg. Also jumping well was Dominiqe BosaEdwards ’05 in the triple jump. She hit the 37’02. 50 mark, despite having to skip her last jump due to a heel injury, to also come in third. Classmate Jill Lynch ’05 threw the shot put a gargantuan 41’05. 75 to slip into third place by a little over an inch. The large number of great performances this weekend bodes well for the team at this time, according to Staudt. “Everyone’s heads are in the game; the attitudes seem right and we are coming together,” Staudt said. “(The women) have a good sense of what the team and what each individual on the team needs to do to pull together as a whole,” Rothenberg said. Sports staff writer Melissa Perlman ’04 covers women’s track and field. She can be reached at

answered with three runs of its own in the third. The score stayed close until the top of the seventh, when Dartmouth’s strong hitting produced a shocking six-run inning that earned them the 13-8 win. The Bears salvaged the day in game two with a close 5-4 victory. Dartmouth started out the first inning with two runs, but the Bears came back in the bottom of the inning with a double from Rick Lynn ‘02, followed by a triple from Deeb. A ground out from Kutler scored Deeb and evened the tally at two apiece. Brown took the lead in the bottom of the third on a Deeb home run, and scores in the fifth and sixth secured the win. John Cappello ‘02 took the victory for the Bears on the mound, striking out six batters in the process. Brown, now second place in the Ivy League, will travel to meet league-leading Harvard (12-18, 9-3 Ivy) for a four-game stint this Saturday and Sunday. “We’re happy to be where we are right now [in the standings],” Kutler said. “We play Vermont on Wednesday, and that’ll help get us ready for Harvard. We’re going to take the same approach to Harvard as we would to any other team.” The Bears visit the University of Vermont (16-13), currently tied for first place in the America East division, for a mid-week doubleheader this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

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Soldiers continued from page 1 tion,” Nussbacher said. “People need to learn more about the facts and history before they have a strong opinion about what is happening in the Middle East,” Ika said. We must “be careful of supporting terror indirectly,” she added. While all three students were pessimistic about the future of the current conflict, Ika quoted former Prime Minister Golda Meir, saying, “we will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” Ika added, “I do not promote or support killing of any kind, but in a war people die on each side, and the wounds are too difficult to bear.” A compulsory task While for many Brown students the end of high school was a time to relax and celebrate, the former soldiers spent the months before graduation preparing to embark on a compulsory term of service in the Israeli military. Gelnik said the military “begins targeting students before they even graduate high school” with interviews and examinations. Nussbacher said all 11th graders are given, in addition to a “preliminary examination,” an important physical that is used to help determine their placement in the army. Some students “may even be summoned to interviews for prestigious flight training positions,” Nussbacher added. Ika said, “Israel is the only country in the world where service for women in the military is

Life continued from page 1 Bill” garnered sufficient support to be passed. The bill made abandoning a baby a felony, and gave new parents the opportunity to bring their baby to a safe house, which includes hospitals, clinics and fire departments, without fear of facing charges. Graziano cited this legislation as one success that Democrats for Life enjoys in Rhode Island. Several audience members questioned the pragmatism of

compulsory.” She remembered general information sessions held in high school where the many “rights, options and possible jobs” available for those entering the army were discussed. Upon graduating high school, Israeli students receive draft cards notifying them of the date they are required to report to a central “recruitment center.” Gelnik said when he arrived at the center he was quickly pushed through numerous lines where he received vaccinations and his uniform. “Everyone leaves confused,” he added. It was a “moving situation” to be leaving home, Ika said. “You go in a teenager and leave the center a solider.” “For men who may be placed at the front lines, you never know if saying goodbye means never seeing (family and friends) again,” she added. Following this initial stage, Ika, Gelnik and Nussbacher went through basic training, which lasted for approximately one month. “We learned discipline, self defense, how to shoot, how to march, military hierarchy and navigation,” Ika said. Gelnik said the first night was very difficult, with commanders screaming and ordering the new draftees to different labor tasks. By the next morning everyone was feeling low, and the experience helped in “building camaraderie” between the new soldiers, he added. After one month of basic training, Nussbacher was ordered to two and a half months of training in communication; Gelnik, who had served as cadet commander, was sent to three months of intelligence training; and Ika was assigned to an assistant commander in a communications

group. After his training, Nussbacher, who later became a commanding officer, said he joined an intelligence group and was exposed to many aspects of the military and “traveled a lot even with the Navy and in the territories.” Of his experience in the Israeli army, Nussbacher said he is “happy he went through it and was lucky enough to have a good experience, because not everyone does.” Gelnik served for six months as an intelligence solider and then passed tests enabling him to train to become an intelligence officer. “As an intelligence officer, I was allowed to know more about our operations than I did as a solider,” Gelnik said. He eventually became “second in command” of his group, but he said that serving in intelligence was difficult, since he knew important information but never was able to tell anyone, even his family. Despite this, Gelnik said he is glad he served in the army. He said he “matured as a person, developed a certain tie to every other Israeli,” and learned more about where he is from. Ika also eventually went to “officer school” in order to gain a position in the military which allowed her to “do something more meaningful.” She became Deputy Regional Officer of Female Forces and at one time was commanding 150 female soldiers at a large base. “It was difficult to be 18 and in charge of women older than I am,” Ika said. She “had to be very mature” in handling both disciplinary and personal issues.

Democrats adopting a pro-life stance when more than 50 percent of the U.S. population support a pro-choice agenda. Carlin maintained the issue was salient enough that it could affect election outcomes, and is something the Democrats need to acknowledge. The issue of abortion may have caused the Republican wins during the last presidential election, Graziano said. The lecture was sponsored by Brown Students for Life. BSL is founded upon the notion that “all human life is worth preserving,” said member

Thomas Reuland ’05. It became defunct approximately five years ago, but last year Tom LeBlanc ’02 reinstated the club. LeBlanc said he committed himself to BSL because he felt a pro-life perspective was missing at Brown. He said he hopes events like Monday night’s lecture will provide the school with avenues for discussion of controversial issues, as well as allow the minority pro-life opinion to be heard.

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IN BRIEF Supreme court reviews death sentence WASHINGTON (Washington Post) — With hundreds of death sentences around the country potentially at stake, the Supreme Court Monday heard an attorney for a convicted murderer in Arizona argue that the Constitution forbids capital punishment based on the decision of a judge rather than a jury. The case, along with another heard earlier this term, in which a decision is still pending, signals the Supreme Court’s possible interest in reshaping significantly the administration of the death penalty. The earlier case deals with the constitutionality of executing people who are mildly mentally retarded. The two cases come before the court amid national debate over the fairness of state death-penalty procedures. The oral arguments Monday centered on the question of who may decide that a death sentence should be imposed in a capital case — the judge or the jury. “The basic constitutional principle is that, before you’re handed over to the state to impose whatever punishment it can,” Andrew Hurwitz told the justices,“a jury of your peers is afforded to you.” Hurwitz represents Timothy Ring, who was convicted by a Phoenix jury in 1996 of the 1994 robbery-slaying of an armored-car driver. After the jury verdict, a judge held a separate hearing called for under Arizona law in which he found that Ring had committed the killing in a particularly heinous way and thus deserved capital punishment. In most of the 38 death penalty states, the jury determines the defendant’s fate. Arizona is one of nine states, with a total of nearly 800 death-row inmates— more than a fifth of the national total of 3,711 — in which judges choose whether to impose capital punishment. If Ring wins, most or all of those death sentences would be thrown out and new sentences would have to be decided by juries.

Ridge pushes for ‘trusted fliers’program WASHINGTON (Washington Post) — Random checks of pas-

sengers in airport lines don’t do much to bolster security, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said Monday, maintaining that the government and the airline industry must do a better job of identifying travelers who pose the greatest risk. Making one of his strongest pushes yet for creation of a “trusted fliers” program, Ridge predicted that many passengers would voluntarily pay a fee and agree to background checks in return for a special card designed to speed them through checkpoints. In a meeting with reporters, Ridge provided new details for an idea he has pursued in recent months. The program, he said, could be run by the airline industry, possibly using commercial databases, to help sort out people deemed “low or no risk” of committing terrorist acts. “I have paid, when I was a frequent traveler, an annual fee to an airline to get access to coffee and a stale Danish as I waited for a connection,” Ridge said.“I think people would submit and pay (for convenience), share that information about themselves. You can double-check it. And you can make the rational, responsible assessment as to the likelihood of these people being terrorists.” But so far, Ridge has not achieved a consensus on the trusted flier idea. John Magaw, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, has said he is wary of any proposal that would allow someone to get through airport checkpoints without a full security inspection. In testimony on Capitol Hill, Magaw said a patient terrorist could spend years building up a legitimate background to circumvent security. The Air Transport Association of America, the nation’s leading airline trade group, has endorsed the program, but wants the government to manage it and issue the cards. The government has better databases and expertise, officials said.“We’re not law enforcement. We’re not intelligence agencies,” said ATA vice president Michael Wascom. Despite recurring complaints about long, unpredictable lines at security checkpoints, some in Congress are skeptical, too. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., said she agreed with Ridge that “we need a smarter system,” but questioned the airlines’ ability to administer it. Harman, who recently had to take her shoes off twice before boarding a flight at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, took issue with Ridge’s contention that random checks are of little use, saying they add another layer of security.

Moussaoui calls for destruction of U.S., Israel, wants lawyers fired WASHINGTON (Washington Post) — Zacarias Moussaoui, the

only person facing American charges in the Sept. 11 hijackings, jarred a federal courtroom Monday by telling a judge he wants to fire his court-appointed lawyers and praying for the destruction of the United States and Israel. In a calm but fervent 50-minute statement at the lawyers’ lectern, Moussaoui, 33, quoted extensively from the Koran in English and Arabic as he explained that he wants to represent himself and hire a Muslim attorney as his legal consultant. He faces the death penalty if convicted on charges that he conspired with Osama bin Laden and the 19 hijackers to carry out the terrorist attacks. The French citizen told U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema that his lawyers “have no understanding of terrorism, Muslim, mujahideen.” He also accused Brinkema and his lawyers of being part of a government plot to “get this matter over as quickly as possible... (because) the U.S. commander in chief wants me to be over quickly.” Then he called for the return of parts of the world to Muslim rule, including Spain, Kashmir and Chechnya. “I pray... for the destruction of the Jewish people and state and the liberation of Palestine... I pray to Allah the powerful for the return of the Islamic emirates of Afghanistan and the destruction of the United States,” he said. “America, America I am ready to fight in your Don King fight ... even both hands tied behind the back in court.” Moussaoui’s request complicates the case for the Justice Department, which may now have to share the stage with an alleged terrorist, who would be able to make an opening statement, a closing argument and crossexamine witnesses. “This is a nightmare scenario,” said Eric Holder, a former top Justice Department official. “Now you have the prospect of him deflecting attention from the one opportunity the United States has to explain what Sept. 11 was all about and what al- Qaida is. Now people are going to be focused on the rantings and ravings of this zealot.” Moussaoui’s announcement derailed what was to have been a short hearing to consider defense complaints about his confinement. His lawyer had just started talking when Moussaoui raised his arm, one finger to the sky. Given permission to speak, he announced in heavily accented but fluent English, “They are not anymore my

lawyers.” Brinkema told Moussaoui she respected his constitutional right to represent himself against charges of helping to plot the four hijackings that killed more than 3,000 people in New York, Arlington and Pennsylvania, but would not make a final decision until a psychiatrist examined him for mental health problems. “From what I have seen in court today, you appear to know and understand what you are doing,” the judge said. “You are very bright ... unless the doctor comes up with something, I will find this is a knowing and intelligent waiver of counsel.” This judge already has extensive experience with handling so-called “pro se” defendants who represent themselves. Just last year she presided over the capital trial of Christopher Andaryl Wills, who arranged for the death of a witness against him. Nor is in unheard of for terrorism suspects to act as their own lawyers — Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted at two trials of plotting to blow up airliners over the Pacific and masterminding the 1993 plot to blow up the World Trade Center, represented himself in the first case. Monday, Brinkema announced that she would keep Federal Public Defender Frank Dunham Jr. and the rest of the defense team as “standby counsel,” available to Moussaoui for consultation, research and investigation. That arrangement is standard in complex cases but can be frustrating for the court-appointed lawyers. Instead, Moussaoui said he wants to use more than $30,000 that he had when he was arrested to hire a Muslim lawyer to advise him. The government has frozen those assets, Dunham said, and the money would fall far short of the hundreds of thousands of dollars normally necessary to mount a full-scale capital defense — especially one with foreign witnesses. For his part, Dunham told the judge that Moussaoui’s demand “comes somewhat as a surprise but not as a total surprise.” He said after the hearing that Moussaoui’s views are “understandable ... If somebody thrusts a lawyer on you that you didn’t pick, it’s hard for you to trust them, especially in a case like this.” He declined further comment because he still represents Moussaoui.

Le Pen’s strong showing sends a shudder through Europe BERLIN (L.A. Times) — Hardly a soul believes that ultranationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen can actually win the French presidency next month, but Europeans are collectively shuddering at the rise of right-wing nationalists who are playing on voters’ fears of crime, unemployment and immigration. Europe may still be far from the pandemic despair that gave rise to fascism in the 1930s. Today’s sense of insecurity, however, is provoking some comparisons with the brooding atmosphere that led to social upheaval, dictatorship, atrocities and war. At minimum, the far right appears to be tapping into unhappiness over deepening European integration, including increasingly open borders and the introduction this year of a common currency in 12 countries, including France. Alarmed by Le Pen’s second-place finish in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, politicians across Europe cast the outcome as a wake-up call for mainstream parties and leaders to defend democracy against demagogues and opportunists. While Le Pen, who once dismissed Nazi gas chambers as “a minor detail in the history of World War II,” is likely to be routed by incumbent Jacques Chirac in the May 5 runoff, far-right figures have triumphed elsewhere on the Continent. The xenophobic Freedom Party shares power in Austria. In Denmark, voter disaffection with left-of-center rule was galvanized by the powerfully anti-immigration platform of the Danish People’s Party, which also sits in government now. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a media magnate and no friend of the left, governs one of Europe’s largest countries with the support of the right-wing National Alliance and Northern League. Mindful of the failed attempts at sanctioning Austrians for allowing Haider’s party into government in 1999, most European leaders were restrained in their reactions to the news from France. A spokesman for British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Le Pen’s besting of Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin

was “very sad,” adding that in the runoff election, “We trust the French people to reject extremism of any kind.” “I hope that all democratic powers will unite against right-wing extremism and xenophobia,” Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Goran Persson added. “It’s very regrettable that the extreme right has become so strong in France,” said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. While widely lamenting Le Pen’s success, many European analysts blame the mainstream candidates — Chirac and Jospin — for failing to address voters’ worries and allowing Le Pen to set the agenda. “Jospin let himself be drawn into a campaign about `internal security,’ and on that issue drifted so close to the right that there was hardly any difference between their views,” said Martin Koopmann, an analyst with Berlin’s Society for Foreign Policy think tank. “This certainly damaged him, as voters in France — as in Germany — will always choose the original over the copy.” Others saw an ominous hint of recognition in the Continent’s drift to the right. In Greece, where fascist occupation during World War II left deep scars on the national psyche, the daily Ta Nea wrote that “Europe freezes as fascism rises” and likened the spread of farright influence to “resurrection of the vampire” that drained the Continent’s lifeblood during the Holocaust. Franco Pavoncello, a professor at Rome’s Cabot University, argued that today’s right-wing threat bears little resemblance to the one that gave rise to fascism. “I don’t see here Mussolini and Hitler,” Pavoncello said of modern European nationalists, while conceding antiimmigrant sentiments are a genuine problem. In Israel, where the legacy of the Holocaust serves to keep many attuned to emerging threats in Europe, Interior Minister Eli Yishai warned Jews across Europe about the risks of complacency in the face of growing anti-Semitism. He urged French Jews to emigrate to Israel, arguing that Le Pen’s strong showing was “an expression of the anti-Semitic processes and attempts at Holocaust denial that are taking place not only in France but all throughout Europe.”




Serious governance At Monday night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting, council members applauded themselves for a successful year, saying they have become much more organized, open and efficient this academic year. In reality, the campus saw another semester pass by in which its student government effected little or no significant change. While we can pin part of the blame on UCS itself, it is time to consider the facts: year after year, Brown’s student government talks a lot and accomplishes little. We need a new system of student government at this University. President Simmons, among others, has spoken of a system of “shared governance” — yet we have little evidence that such principles have been put into practice. If we are serious about shared governance, we must hold our governance system to standards consistent with those of other effective governing bodies. First, the University must establish guidelines and practices for shared governance that make such a system truly tenable. It is easy to speak of such a system in idealistic terms; however, shared governance depends on a serious investment of power and responsibility in student hands. In the case of Donald Reaves’ confidential report on campus crime and security, we would expect the administration and our elected representatives to publicly debate the contents and possible alternatives to such a report, trade counterproposals and debate solutions. Instead, we witnessed a circus act: a report was devolved to constituent bodies in confidence, discussed in private and responded to with a resolution that has yet to yield any significant effect. Instead of debating the issue, council members and students worried more about what percentage of the student body was privy to the report, and what percentage was not. Second, a council elected by the student body must be guided by two principles: responsiveness and change. It is not UCS’ job to swallow the recommendations of University Hall administrators; it is the council’s job to challenge the administration to address and rectify issues relevent to the needs of the student body. It’s time to get realistic about student government. If we treat it as an extra-curricular activity, that’s all it will ever be. If, however, we demand a system of governance that invests legitimate power in students (as well as students willing to take up the charge), we will reap the benefits and devise creative solutions that debate among bodies produces in a system of shared governance.

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LETTERS Concerns about bias in Emotions deserve a panel addressed place in academic life To the Editor: In the past year, our campus has been affected in several ways by world events such as terrorism and the crisis in the Middle East. By coming together as a community to explore the underlying reasons for the tensions, we will better understand the complex dynamics involved. We also want to provide appropriate outlets for the expression of emotion and support, such as vigils, prayer services, etc. Both the educational and supportive events often need to be planned and held within a short period of time. In order to do this, a small group of individuals, usually from the following offices, gathers to generate ideas: Student Life, Dean of the College, Chaplains, Residential Life and academic areas that might be helpful with “content” for a forum. In some cases, such as the Sept. 11 tragedy, UCS was also present to help coordinate the campus response. To provide the campus with support related to the recent crisis in the Middle East, the above offices gathered with the Watson Institute to plan a panel that would provide information on U.S. foreign policy as we move forward. Our discussions included the explicit advice to have the panel represent all perspectives in the area. Since the panel on April 15, we have received several complaints that the panel was “anti-Israeli” and did not present an accurate picture of the history of the conflict or U.S. policy in the region. The Watson Institute was made aware of these concerns and, with the office of the Dean of the College, sponsored the visit of Nimrod Barkan from the Office of the Israeli Consul on April 23. In addition, in planning the panel, none of us, including the Jewish rabbi present, were aware that many of our Jewish students were planning to attend a rally in Washington, D.C., that day. As we will continue to have world and local events impact the campus community, we will attempt to provide events that address both the emotional and intellectual needs of the Brown community in a comprehensive and inclusive way. Margaret A. Jablonski Dean for Campus Life April 22

To the Editor: I’m glad to see that Brown students are finally dealing with these difficult issues that academia too often ignores (“Emotion has its place within the classroom,” 4/22). I’ve taken several philosophy and political theory courses at Brown that would have been greatly enriched by a discourse including human emotions. The professors took the easier route of circumventing and shunning emotional discourse, and focusing instead on “reason” and the typical viewpoint of the “unencumbered self.” Although these are interesting theoretical discourses, they are incomplete. Philosophy, and especially political theory, would be greatly enriched if academics dealt directly with human emotions and realities. It is too easy to discuss things from a detached and utopian perspective. The really hard questions that academia should attempt to face are those that are rooted in our humanity — of which emotion is a critical part. Veronica Abreu ’98 April 22

Herald inadequately covered DC protest To the Editor: I was disappointed and confused by “Students join DC rally to protest Israel, World Bank” (4/22). The Herald reported on the April 15 pro-Israel rally from Washington, D.C., and I assumed the April 20 rally would get an equal amount of coverage. Not only did The Herald not send a reporter, but the article was written by a reporter who didn’t even go to the rally — even when one of the opinions editors of The Herald was at the rally. As it stands, the article is a collection of quotes culled from news services, saying nothing about the actual rally. Had I known the rally would not have received fair treatment, I would have written an account and submitted it. Andrew Sawtelle ’03 April 22

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U.S. needs more coherent foreign policy Situations in Israel, Venezuela show Bush administration stumbling The rhetorical jumble continued. Bush LIKE DICK CHENEY BEFORE HIM, Secretary of State Colin Powell returned talked tough with Sharon for the first time, from the inferno currently blazing in the ordering a withdrawal of troops ASAP; Middle East having accomplished little of Sharon ignored Washington, and Bush substance. It is unlikely that any deal bro- lambasted him in public, but without kered in the present flare-up will be any- threatening Israel in any coherent way. He had the usual harsh words for thing beyond a stopgap conArafat, but holed up without duit to further talks (if even food or electricity there didn’t that). However, the rhetorical seem to be much of a point to events around Powell’s visit them, and perhaps there demonstrate a Bush adminisnever is with the chameleon tration that is quickly losing its despot. Sharon pulled back in fairly-won persona as the selfa limited, token fashion, and styled anti-Clintons of foreign Bush backed off, even though policy, the no-nonsense, honIsrael had clearly and blatantest brokers who see the world ly defied American orders, not how it really is and act accordALEX SCHULMAN a small piece of news given ing to clear guidelines, who BORN TO RUN our unusually cozy relation“say what they mean, mean ship since the late ‘60s. He what they say.” My first inkling that something was even called Sharon a “man of peace,” going wrong occurred over Spring Break, as which is sort of like lauding Bill Clinton for Israeli tanks first rolled into Ramallah to celibacy. The punditocracy keeps insisting blockade and isolate the Arafat compound. that America is the only available world Though I am more Pro-Israeli than most broker — if that is true, a change in attiliberals and see legitimate security actions tude is in order. This column does not to be taken by the Israelis after the cumula- mean to come down on one side of the tive aggression of the Intifada II (culminat- conflict, or get into the complicated hising in the horrific Passover massacre), I was torical blame game, which has been done mostly against Sharon’s action then, which ad nauseum in these pages recently. seemed to be of a purely symbolic, rather Rather, whatever U.S. policy comes to than strategic, value, designed to humiliate fruition, it need be more coherent than it an old enemy. It was dispiriting to hear is now. The surreal apogee was reached when, Bush’s wishy-washy support of the move, and then downright confusing when on on the same day Colin Powell was disthe same day the United States voted to patched to the region to quell some of the approve a U.N. resolution calling for Israeli fury, Israeli right-extremist Benjamin withdrawal from the occupied territories. Netanyahu gave a speech before Congress, The discrepancy pointed to either mis- flanked by friendly Republicans and communications in the administration or Democrats, essentially criticizing the Bush administration’s efforts as too Arafatan uninformed and unprepared Bush. friendly and altogether not tough enough. Whether Netanyahu was right or wrong is Alex Schulman ’03 once played Oliver immaterial — it was a disgrace to have North in a 10th grade video project for Powell’s position as conflict resolver underGovernment class.

mined at its inception by a hard-line partisan of one side, invited to Congress to inveigh against its executive branch. It all makes us look bad — the world pretty much sees Israel as a client state of America, and to be brazenly defied by their controversial leader, and to take it lying down as Bush has done, does not help our standing internationally. Liberals and leftists criticize what they see as an unremittingly Pro-Israeli stance; the neoconservative elite, who loved Bush in Afghanistan, are now criticizing the administration as hypocritical for not allowing Israel to protect its citizens by attacking the terrorist infrastructure the PA either cannot or will not dismantle. In a way they are both right — we need to pick a stance, and stop prevaricating, for both ethical and pragmatic clarity. The problem is that Israel’s hard-liners, along with the neoconservative pro-Israel lobby at home, have Bush in a bind. Why, they ask, is it okay for America to destroy its terrorists but not for Israel to do the same thing? In an absolutist sense, of course, they are correct — a deliberate attack on civilians, for no ends but murder itself, is the same disease whether it infects the Twin Towers or a Jerusalem café. Pragmatically, though, this argument is a non-starter to any productive outcome. Israel cannot tenably remain an occupying nation; the Palestinians will never fully rid themselves of a Hamas. Bush’s broad good/evil brushstrokes worked rhetorically after Sept. 11, when we were faced with a protean band of Islamo-fascists with no real political agenda, but he’s found ancient Canaan a much trickier balancing act. Although terrorism must always be condemned, whether it’s al-Aqsa martyrs or IDF excessive force against civilians, Palestinians have a cultural nationalist movement (albeit a recently invented one)

at their core and thus are different than al Qaeda. Bush must take a stand — either Israel’s defense operations are legitimate, as ours were in Afghanistan, or they are not. Walking the line as he has, ordering Israel out one day and apologizing for their invasion the next, helps no one and merely decreases U.S. foreign policy stature. Our tough talk is meaningless toward a man like Sharon unless it is backed up with material threat, hinging around the withdrawal of our billions in aid. Bush II should take a lesson from his father’s dealings with Israel after the Gulf War, which brought about a relatively productive series of conferences. Aid does not de facto give us the right to write Israeli policy, but if we are honest brokers it is not because we are unbiased — it is because we are the only world power that can lean on Jerusalem. Although on a smaller scale, the administration’s bizarre non-reaction to Venzuela’s abortive coup d’etat, which replaced controversial populist Hugo Chavez with a military junta and then back again within a few days, further eroded the administration’s reputation for lucidity and precision. Regional players now involved — Otto Reich, Elliot Abrams and John Negroponte — raise serious questions, as they all tie back to the Reagan administration’s Latin American team and were all implicated in the Iran/Contra investigations. Their return to governance was always a bad idea, but now they have failed a fundamental first test, telling conflicting stories between themselves and Washington, about our knowledge of the coup and possible toleration or support for a regime change. A return to clarity is needed — a clear plan toward resolution in Israel and a clear vow to stay away from Reagan-era underground diplomacy in Latin America.

Does Planned Parenthood of R.I. care about you? Both pro-choice and pro-life counseling organizations have biases that they should more readily admit WHILE READING THE COLUMN “DOES were not seriously entertained but rather as an afterthought. crisis-pregnancy center CareNet care mentioned about you?” (4/16), I could not help being Furthermore, it was clear that her counreminded of a similar column that selor had little knowledge about, or experiappeared in The Herald some years ago ence with, these alternatives to abortion. In (“Support Systems,” 4/14/98). In this col- the CareNet column, Katie Del Guercio, Rachel Marshall and Meghan umn, Tabitha Kaza ’98 Purvis note a similar attitude described her own negative at CareNet, where although all experiences with Planned TOM LEBLANC GUEST COLUMN options were presented, aborParenthood. However, her coltion was unfairly characterumn approached this issue ized as extremely dangerous from a different angle, in that she was actually pregnant, and was clearly (both emotionally and physically), undesirable and ultimately anti-Christian. intent on having her child. Again, not surprisingly, Kaza was faced Much like the authors of the April 16 column, she hoped to ascertain how fair with similar opposition at Planned the clinic would be in presenting all her Parenthood upon asking questions about options and fairly entertaining each pregnancy and her fetus. Regarding both, option. This seems a reasonable demand she was greeted with unfair characterizato make. Part of being “pro-choice” is doing tions much like those experienced by just that — preserving “choice” itself, rather “Jane,” yet in support of a pro-choice than making abortion a mandate for young rather than pro-life view. Even after prying women. However, given social attitudes for more information about her pregnancy today and a profound lack of support serv- such as the opportunity to see her fetus on ices, one can question whether young an ultrasound, she was refused, given conwomen are “truly free” to choose anything fused looks, mocked and eventually told to visit a library if she wanted to view pictures but abortion. Not surprisingly, Kaza found Planned of fetuses. I find it interesting that an Parenthood intent on pursing its own organization so sure that a fetus is “not a agenda. Thus, while all the options were person,” that yet somehow purports to be presented to her, she felt that the more unbiased, has no such pictures available. Kaza states, “I asked what the baby “conservative options” such as adoption looked like. ‘Nothing.’ I asked if the baby would feel anything. ‘It is not human. It is Tom LeBlanc ’02 is a bioethics concentranot a person. We don’t believe it will feel a tor and president of Brown Students for thing.’ Curiously, she added, ‘Now, if a Life.

woman came here, and she was happy about her pregnancy, sure, I wouldn’t tell her that, because she’ s already bonded with her baby.’ (Note: I had never said anything but that I very much wanted my baby.) I asked to see a picture of fetal development. She aimlessly rummaged through a copy of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” for several minutes, then told me I could find out on my own. Finally, I asked if there were any risks associated with the procedure, and she said, ‘I could tell you you won’t be run over by a car when you go outside, but do I know?’” I point out all of this not to impugn the efforts of Del Guercio et al. or “Jane,” the student who recently visited CareNet. Rather, I mention it in order to demonstrate the difficulties any such reproductive health care provider faces. Clearly, Planned Parenthood is not the impartial institution the writers of yesterday’s column seemingly demand that CareNet be. Interestingly, however, it appears that these providers are caught in an inescapable catch-22. Concerning the controversial nature of the abortion issue, they remain very active politically, lest they lose much-needed monetary support from like-minded philanthropists. Yet at the same time, these very same activists demand “fair” and “equitable” provision of information and services at institutions whose mission runs counter to their own agenda. In other words, pro-lifers who donate to places like CareNet demand that

Planned Parenthood further encourage adoption, and pro-choicers who donate to places like Planned Parenthood demand that CareNet provide abortion referrals or criticize their efforts. What is a clinic to do? Intuitively, it seems to me that such centers need to entertain other options more actively and fairly, despite their clearly biased stances. Yet, the bottom line is that, today, clinics are forced to choose sides. We all know what side Planned Parenthood is on, and thanks to yesterday’s column, it’s clear that CareNet is on the other. However, I wonder whether our system really needs to be so biased. Such partisanship ultimately only limits the free choice of pregnant women. In failing to provide fair and equitable counseling, or even unbiased pamphlets, these organizations only do a disservice to the very women they claim to serve and whose rights they claim to champion! I hope I am not alone in deploring this consequence. But what about that catch-22? Perhaps then, governmental regulation is in order. If the government could step in and regulate the type and detail of information provided by such clinics, some of these problems might be solved. Of course, there are a number of reasons to oppose such regulation, which I lack the room to explore here. So for now, if you want every side of the story, which seems a necessary component of “choice” in its truest sense, I guess you’ll just have to visit both CareNet and Planned Parenthood.



Leaving school without a chance for NBA stardom IT’S OFFICIAL — I’M OUT OF HERE. After talking with my family back at home and my mother, I’ve decided that I’m pretty high on myself and think that I should enter this year’s NBA draft. I’ve played intramural basketball the past few years and the scouts say that I have a huge upside. Granted I’ve only averaged about four points a game as a JEFF SALTMAN THE SALT’S TAKE junior and about the same number of assists, I think I’m going to be huge in the NBA. Sure, I’m not going to play at all next season, but that doesn’t really bother me. When it comes down to it, it’s all about making as much money as I can and not about being functional and enjoying myself on the court. This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not as much as you might think. Players now are leaving for the NBA Draft at an astounding rate. It’s really difficult to keep up with all of the names. People you may have never heard of have already declared for this year’s draft, because some agent told them that they could be making millions of dollars next year. This includes players like Chris Massie, who saw action for Memphis this year and averaged an eye-gouging 9.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Yet, he is leaving Memphis as a junior and as a “possible second round pick.” In layman’s terms that means even if he is drafted, the likelihood of him making a team are very unlikely so he’ll be in the CBA in no time or maybe playing pro basketball in locations like Suriname and Easter Island. There are also two players from the basketball powerhouse of Fordham leaving early to play in the NBA, that’s if they’re lucky enough. Adrian Walton, a freshman, averaged under 10 points per game and doesn’t have much upside. Why is he leaving you may ask? I have no idea. He could do a lot more with a degree from Fordham than he can ever do playing basketball. I can still remember the “good old days” when only the exceptional players would leave early for the draft and the rest would stay until they were good enough to be considered exceptional. Players like Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, and Shaq left early, while other players waited to hone their skills more. Players like Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, and Kenyon Martin resisted the temptation to leave early and ended up having amazing college careers and boosting their draft status in the process. These players made immediate impacts in the NBA, except for Martin who was injured for much of his rookie campaign. Now we have players who don’t see SALT, page 6

Winning 3 of 4 against Dartmouth, baseball faces Harvard for first place BY ALICIA MULLIN

The Brown baseball team entertained Ivy League foe Dartmouth this weekend for two doubleheaders and emerged victorious in three games out of the four, bringing its record to 20-17 (8-4 Ivy). While the successful weekend is certainly a boost for the team, the sole loss to Dartmouth in Sunday’s opener leaves the Bears one game in back of Ivy League leader Harvard, who swept Yale in all four weekend bouts. Strong pitching from its seniors gave Brown the edge on Saturday. Jon Stern ‘02 pitched the complete game in the opener, a 9-3 victory. Stern earned his sixth win of the season, striking out six batters and allowing only six hits. In Saturday’s nightcap, Jamie Grillo ‘02 gave another impressive performance on the mound, giving up only five hits in Brown’s 11-2 rout of the Big Green. In addition to its consistent pitching, the Bears also produced well on offense in Saturday’s victories. Matt Kutler ‘04, who has been a standout at the plate so far this season, went 3-for-3 in game one, with an RBI triple in the second inning and singles in the fourth and sixth. Kutler was equally as powerful in game two, hitting for two doubles and four RBI. “Our assistant coach Raphael Cerrato has been giving us each a lot of individual instruction,” Kutler said of the Bears’ successful batting this season. “There’s always a bunch of guys before practice that go out and just hit. I think that’s what has made the difference — that little bit of extra effort.” Also hitting consistently well for Brown is Greg Metzger ‘02, who singled twice in Saturday’s first game and then belted out his seventh home run of the season in game two. Metzger’s eighth homer came on Sunday in the Bears only loss to the Big Green. Despite strong offense from Metzger, James Lowe ‘05 and Robert Deeb

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The baseball team dug out three victories over Dartmouth and now trails league leading Harvard by a single game. ‘04, who each produced homers in Sunday’s opener, the Bears fell by a 13-8 score. The game started off with a three-RBI triple from Lowe in the bottom of the first

Women’s track captures three events at UConn Invitational BY MELISSA PERLMAN

The women’s track and field team is gaining momentum as the season nears the Heptagonal Championship meet. Brown traveled to the University of Connecticut (UConn) on Friday to compete against the talented and tough Huskies, as well as the University of Massachusetts (UMass), the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). Although the Bears were unable to come away with a victory against the larger UConn team, the meet was still a success. UConn won the meet with 229 points while Brown trailed with 150 points. UMass finished in third with 103 points, URI tallied 84 and SCSU had a mere 44. Where Brown lacked in size and depth compared to the UConn team, it made up a lot of ground with multiple top-three finishes by a variety of athletes. The Bears earned victories in three events, all of which were in the short to mid-distance. Keely Tharp ’03 led the charge with a win in the 400 meters. Her time of 55.97 is a personal record and puts her number seven on the Brown top-10 performance list. It was her first open 400-meters for the season and was just run as training for her focus event, the 400-Hurdles. “My goal is to get out faster in the hurdles and I did just that in the open 400,”

inning that gave the Bears the early 3-1 advantage. However, Brown wasn’t able to hang on to the lead for long, as Dartmouth see BASEBALL, page 7

Split ends W. tennis season

Tharp said. Running out in lane six, Tharp worked hard the first 200 meters and spent the second half of the race relaxed and easily coasted in to the finish. Her blazing time was even more impressive because the Bears spent the week prior to the meet training hard. “We are gradually doing less repetitions faster,” Tharp said. “Last week was the last of hardcore training.” Also coming away with a strong victory was Kate Cushing ’04. She led and won the 800-meters in a time of 2:16.11. Cushing, who usually focuses on the 1500-meters, found the race to be short and fast, but still comfortable. “I wanted to get out fast and control,” Cushing said. She felt strong throughout the entire race, which was evidenced by her even splits all the way through. Cushing took the lead 150 meters into the race and kept it until the final turn. It was on the straightaway that the race got very competitive and exciting. “I heard my teammate Basia (Dabrowski ‘04) yell, ‘Give it everything you have’” and I knew I had to kick it in,” Cushing said. Cushing did just that and took the lead for good with only 50 meters left in the

The Brown women’s tennis team finished its season this past weekend, picking up a close win over Dartmouth and losing to Harvard. Against Dartmouth, the Bears were led by Kerry Meath ’05 who won her singles match at number five, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0. Meath also combined with doubles partner Caroline Casey ’03 for an 8-6 win at number three doubles. Casey felt the win against Dartmouth was very big. “We came into the match with fairly even records so getting a win was very important,” Casey said. “It was a very good match and I’m glad we pulled out the victory.” Brown did not win the doubles point, but won three more singles matches in order to pull out the match 4-3. Victoria Beck ’04 won her match at number two ,6-4, 7-6, while Alexandra Arlak ’05 took a 7-6 (5), 0-6, 6-2 victory at number three. Maria Elena del Valle ’03 won the deciding match at number six, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Against Harvard, the Bears’ only victory came at number one doubles where Beck and Arlak teamed up for an 8-6 win. The women ended up losing

see W. TRACK, page 7

see W. TENNIS, page 7


Tuesday, April 23, 2002  

The April 23, 2002 issue of the Brown Daily Herald

Tuesday, April 23, 2002  

The April 23, 2002 issue of the Brown Daily Herald